February 7th, 2009
11:11 AM ET
5 years ago

Sarah Palin's husband, aides found in contempt

Todd Palin, shown campaigning in Virginia in 2008, didn't testify, but submitted a statement in the case.
Todd Palin, shown campaigning in Virginia in 2008, didn't testify, but submitted a statement in the case.

(CNN) - Todd Palin and nine aides were found in contempt Friday by the Alaska Senate for failing to appear to testify in the Legislature's "troopergate" investigation of his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Democratic Party said.

But a Senate resolution said no one should be punished, because the 10 did submit statements to the investigator, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The governor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The investigation concerns the governor's firing of the state's public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan.

A bipartisan commission in the state Legislature investigated allegations that Palin fired Monegan after he refused to sack her ex-brother-in-law, State Trooper Mike Wooten. The governor, first elected in 2006, has denied wrongdoing.

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  1. Pam for America & Obama

    Next will you please investigate Palins connections to the contractor that built the sports center that bankrupt Wasilla and then built Palins new $500,000 home.
    Then you could move on to all the nights she spends in her own home while charging her state per diem.
    Then you could find out how she can justify charging travel for her children to the state of Alaska.
    Last but not least the voters in Alaska deserve to know how she can be a competent Governor when she is never in her own state.

    February 7, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Matt

    Imagine that...what a bunch of idiots!

    February 7, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  3. Dakota

    The corrupted Wasilla Palins hllbillies need to crawl under a rock, and stay there!

    February 7, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. mildred v honaker.

    What has the gop got agenth schools,? why not cut some of the super rich top people in schools G Gorden Gee for example

    February 7, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  5. Paul

    Hopefully these crooks will stay in Alaska for good.

    February 7, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. CMG

    Why do we have to read about this family?? We have a crisis in this country. Let's read about what really matters instead of this dysfunctionall family.

    February 7, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. Ken in NC

    So what else is new?

    February 7, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  8. zaphod2000

    This family has become the Teflon family. Anyone who doesn't appear in court after being subpoena goes to jail. Why isn't the dude and his buddies in jail or paying a fine?
    Of course the governor's office is not going to immediately respond. They are putting together the lies they will tell to those who care about them.
    BTW governor . . . . you seem to continue to rehash the past and go after those nasty bloggers who don't like you and see right through you. How about giving us a little insight as to something said about you during the campaign which you have conveniently forgotten . . . the affair with your husband's business partner? Remember that?

    February 7, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. G.R.I.T.S - Girl Raised in the South

    Bet she says he was cleared of all wrong doing. Like she did when she was found to have abused her clout.

    February 7, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. flavor of the south

    who cares, Todd is so fine he should be forgiving of all wrong

    February 7, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  11. paul oregon

    is the senate legislatures of alaska for real ???? ten people have been found in comtempt of court for failer to appear. but a senate
    resolution said no one should be punished!!
    no wonder palin is the gov. of alaska. this would be good for sat. night live. lol, lol

    February 7, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Jordan (South Dakota)

    I don't see how anyone can have an exemption on appearing in court. It just doesn't seem fair that just because your wife kind of ran for the Vice President you are allowed to not show up for your trial. Especially when that trial has something to do with Sarah Palin herself. Just more GOP bogus.

    February 7, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  13. Sean Chong

    You're always wondering why GOP always have problem admitting to their mistakes. The Dems should have standby Bloga, and stuck him to the Illinois governorship!

    February 7, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  14. Willy Brown

    Liberals really must be running scared of Sarah. They still want to throw mud and smear her. Palin 2012!

    February 7, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  15. Why

    One of Obama's operatives attacked a reporter after Panetta's hearing yesterday, while in the U.S. capital building. Why isn't CNN leading with that story ???? Obama is now behaving like a Marxist/Stalinist.

    February 7, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  16. tag

    For those who think anyone who doesn't support Palin is "afraid" of her or "intimidated" by her, please know that we are neither.

    We are appalled at this family's lack of intellectual curiosity and global awareness combined with their desire to run our country.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    February 7, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  17. debbie

    What is it going to take to make this a "Palin-Free Zone"? Who cares!

    February 7, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  18. phili

    Sarah Palin and her husband needs to get lost. There are other important news that needs to get the media attention other than the Palins.

    February 7, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  19. phili

    Sarah Palin and her husband needs to get lost. There are other important news that needs to get the media attention other than these idiots.

    February 7, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  20. I Toldyouso

    So what is next in the legal process? Get on with it so this is not going to be an ongoing issue for the media for the next 4 years!

    February 7, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. an American

    Can you imagine the nonsense that would go on for four l-o-n-g years if these people were anywhere near the White House!!!!!!

    America dodged a bullet on this one.

    February 7, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  22. Tim E

    What's Sarah doing palling around with people who think it's okay to disobey a "court order?" What's Sarah doing palling around with people who refuse to testify under oath and penalty of perjury if they have nothing to hide?

    February 7, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  23. mary

    Does this rule apply to everyone who refuses to appear. we can just send a letter without being questioned??

    February 7, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. Billy

    Good thing he is the privileged elite or he would be going to jail.

    February 7, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  25. Ronnie Patrick

    Of course both Palin and her husband are guilty of something and for sure it is not a small something. You need to know that the country is tired of Palin, her husband, children, and the grand-son. It is time to move on and focus on all the lost of jobs, homes, health care, you name it and we are in trouble with it. I could care less about anything else other than the American people and the problems we are facing together as one. I could care less if you voted or didn't vote for Obama he is your President and the problems that we are facing today affects us all. Might not affect some of us directly but maybe a friend or friends, a family member or family members or your child or children. We have serious problems and believe me we best start praying for one another and not about foolishness and Palin and her husband is pure foolishness.

    February 7, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
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